Flights to Berlin
Berlin – metropolis among metropolises
Yes, that’s how it is. Berlin will sweep you off your feet. Whether it’s summer or winter, spring or autumn – it’s a city you’ll never be bored in. No matter what your age, interests, taste in music or other preferences. Just step off the plane and you could soon find yourself speaking your first German words to a local in a great café, or maybe you’ll wind up at a concert taking place in a former chocolate factory. The banks of the River Spree, museums, cafes and concerts are just a small part of everyday Berlin.
Berlin is a city you can visit alone or with friends, a partner or parents, or all of the above, without worrying that anyone will be bored, because you won’t find a collection of urban districts so different and yet so close to one another.
Kids & families
In fact, Berlin is home to two zoos and Europe’s biggest aquarium. We recommend visiting both - and budgeting enough time to see all the lions, tigers, giraffes, desert animals, pelicans and beautiful pink flamingos – there are over 22,000 animals there. Above all, make space on your phone and charge your batteries, because the pandas are back in town!
Hire a stroller – then you won’t have to worry about the little ones getting tired and can get to the farthest reaches of the park.
Fantasy becomes reality at Legoland. In this 3000m² expanse, not a single brick is out of place, not a single favourite character is missing. It’s a true paradise with no restrictions and rules, just creativity and the love of play in an oasis of miracles.
Show up at the theatre half an hour before the curtain goes up – you may be able to catch world-famous performances for just a few euros.
If time is scarce and you can’t make it to all the museums the first time you’re there, we recommend prioritizing the film and television museum on Potzdamer Platz, the Checkpoint Charlie Museum close by for a trip back to the days when Berlin was a divided city, or instead spend the day on the famous museum island and visit five different establishments with the same ticket.
Bite into architecture – Berlin’s architecturally grand cathedral hosts many concerts, tours and other activities. Purchasing a Berlin WelcomeCard gives you discounts and free admission to many museums and sights.
Food, drink and nightlife
Food and drink
Berlin has a countless number of world-class restaurants, cafés and street food establishments, starting with traditional German cuisine at Hackescher Höfe to an authentic Japanese sushi place Mikoto or Turkish kebab specialists, to say nothing of the legendary Turkish bakery Salut Backwaren in the Kreutzberg district. It’s a magical moment when you discover it isn’t important which district you’re in, as your favourite lunch break or the finest dinner are just around the corner, if not right in front of you.
It doesn’t matter whether you want to spend the evening to calm jazz rhythms or dance the night away to techno sounds, play ping-pong in the courtyard or spend time in the park – the city is yours. The riverside Club der Visionaere, the legendary swing club Clärchens Ballhaus, Watergate for electronica devotees, techno temple Tresor or Cassiopeia nightclub are just a tiny part of everything there is on offer when the sun sets.
Berlin is an earthly shopping paradise. Starting on Alexandeplatz, heading to the Hackescher Markt, along the Friedrichstraße or down Schönhauser or Kastanien Allee, you’ll find big department stores and small boutiques.
The Metro is the most convenient way of getting around Berlin. Depending on the direction of travel and the route, you can take either the U-Bahn or the S-Bahn. Buying a suitable travel card will allow you to use in buses and trams all over the city.
Locals are also fond of bikes as a mode of travel and bicycles can be taken on the Metro. Sometimes this can be essential for going from one side of town to the other.
Buy a Berlin WelcomeCard – it will give you unlimited rides on public transport and over 200 discounts on various museums and sights. At night, look for bus stops served by “N” buses along the same route as the Metro.
Did you know...
- More than 1,300 Estonians live in Berlin
- Nordica flies direct to Berlin from 23 June to 1 September 2018
- Nordica’s direct flight from Tallinn to Berlin takes 1 hour and 30 minutes
Tallinn (TLL) - Berlin (TXL)